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Category Fibre

Aug
21
2016

KRG calls for Nunavik cable fibre feasibility study

The Kativik Regional Government (KRG), Nunavik, is now considering the possibility of building a submarine cable to serve Nunavik fibre. KRG launched a public call for tenders on July 28, 2016 to get support from experts to produce a cable route and feasibility study. The study will analyse the technical, economic, legal and operational aspects […]

Aug
12
2016

Mackenzie Valley cable fibre line suffers further setbacks

Parts of the cable in the N.W.T.’s Mackenzie Valley cable fibre project — due to be completed in September 2016 — remain improperly installed and exposed to the elements. The latest setbacks for the $82-million project raise doubts about when the 1,154-kilometre line will be ready to offer a high-speed internet to the Mackenzie Valley, […]

Apr
21
2016

Nunavut Broadband declares fibre “essential”

Oana Spinu, executive director of the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation, claims that “market forces alone are insufficient to guarantee that there’s adequate telecommunication services in the territory,” which also results in an affordability issue. “What’s happening now is that providers are competing for subsidies and not customers and we’re left with parallel regulated monopolies.” Speaking […]

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